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Germany: Police search for remains of dismembered woman

  • Sniffer dog Sunny and dog handler Ulrich Hitzemann look for traces  on a street in Hoexter  Germany, Monday,  May 23, 2016. Police with sniffer dogs are  searching a road in western Germany for traces of the remains of a woman  believed to have been killed and dismembered two years ago by a couple also  suspected in another death. Officers on Monday searched a 2-kilometer (1 1/4-mile) stretch of road near the home of  the suspects outside the town of Hoexter. They are  looking for tooth or bone fragments from the victim. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)

    Sniffer dog Sunny and dog handler Ulrich Hitzemann look for traces on a street in Hoexter Germany, Monday, May 23, 2016. Police with sniffer dogs are searching a road in western Germany for traces of the remains of a woman believed to have been killed and dismembered two years ago by a couple also suspected in another death. Officers on Monday searched a 2-kilometer (1 1/4-mile) stretch of road near the home of the suspects outside the town of Hoexter. They are looking for tooth or bone fragments from the victim. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sniffer dog Sunny and dog handler Ulrich Hitzemann look for traces  on a street in Hoexter  Germany, Monday,  May 23, 2016. Police with sniffer dogs are  searching a road in western Germany for traces of the remains of a woman  believed to have been killed and dismembered two years ago by a couple also  suspected in another death. Officers on Monday searched a 2-kilometer (1 1/4-mile) stretch of road near the home of  the suspects outside the town of Hoexter. They’re looking for tooth or bone fragments from the victim. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)

    Sniffer dog Sunny and dog handler Ulrich Hitzemann look for traces on a street in Hoexter Germany, Monday, May 23, 2016. Police with sniffer dogs are searching a road in western Germany for traces of the remains of a woman believed to have been killed and dismembered two years ago by a couple also suspected in another death. Officers on Monday searched a 2-kilometer (1 1/4-mile) stretch of road near the home of the suspects outside the town of Hoexter. They’re looking for tooth or bone fragments from the victim. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police with sniffer dogs are searching a road in western Germany for traces of the remains of a woman believed to have been killed and dismembered two years ago by a couple also suspected in another death.

Officers on Monday searched a 2-kilometer (1 1/4-mile) stretch of road near the home of the suspects outside the town of Hoexter. They're looking for tooth or bone fragments from the victim.

One of the suspects earlier this month told investigators that she had been involved in killing a 33-year-woman in 2014. According to police, she has said the victim's body was cut up and stored in a freezer, and pieces were burned in the couple's fireplace over time. The ashes were then sprinkled by the side of the road.